TAPAS is an initiative of Rashtrotthana Parishat, in association with BASE, a reputed student training organization from Karnataka.

TAPAS aims at identifying meritorious students from the economically challenged sections of the society and prepares them for IIT Entrance along with Pre-University education. Tapas students are selected through multi-level rigorous selections process by inviting students from more than 11,000 high-schools across Karnataka. Along with free education and IIT training, complete financial support is provided to students for hostel, food, books, uniforms, etc during the two year program. 

  • Higher education is out of reach of the poor and underprivileged class due to Very high cost of education and Lack of adequate guidance and support system
  • Many talented children are unaware of their potential and opportunities to transform their lives
  • Weak financial condition of the family, forces many talented children to leave education and work to earn livelihood
  • We fail to empower these meritorious students and tap their potential to improve their standard of living and help in creating assets for society